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Poster: BornEasement Date: May 25, 2012 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Once in a while you can get shown the light...

While meandering through the magnificent "annotated Dead lyrics" website I finally figured it out:

gone are the days when the ox fall down
HE'D (!?!?!?) take up the yoke and plow the fields around.

Makes so much sense now. I never heard or processed the "he'd" for whatever reason. It just slipped through my ears, and I'd skip right to take.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 25, 2012 11:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Once in a while you can get shown the light...

What, there's a "he'd" there? I hear it like you -- as an imperative. But I tend to connect lyrics in a non-linear way anyway, so it still made sense. Go figure.